Hot on the heels of his GAAUFC title charge in Carlow Diarmuid Connolly has spent this past week sparring with none other than The Notorious Conor McGregor. Connolly is hoping that Croke Park GAAUFC Promotions will give him a better linesman opponent this time round to show his improvements over his twelve week break.
In preparation for his next bout Connolly has been learning how to land punches like his fellow Dub tough man. “I’ve been fortunate to work with Conor for the last ten days as his sparring partner,” said Connolly. “I’ve never been hit as hard as by Conor with 8-oz gloves and headgear.”
People are asking if Diarmuid is the real deal and many pundits believe he’ll be found out if he faces a southpaw linesman. “My job is to go out there and be me, I don’t worry about which side of the field he’s coming from. Keep my composure, I have experience at such a high level, the pressure is on him and his flag” he said.
Connolly famed for picking on choir boy Lee Keegan over the last few seasons has decided that elderly linesmen are more his thing. He has also hinted at swapping codes by having a showdown with an umpire. However, obtaining a license from the Croke Park Boxing Commission will be very tough as there are massive safety concerns for the well-being of Ireland’s pensioners.